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HMAS Shropshire
Looking for relatives of persons who served on HMAS Shropshire. Have copies of poetry written by 'Darky', 'Jock' and Felix Salopia.
Contact: Marilyn Mangione
0402 353 474
HMAS Albatross 1953 Naval and Air Stores Branch photograph
I have a group photo of Stores personnel serving with 723 Squadron and the main Naval and Air Stores Branch taken in 1953 or 54 which I would be happy to share with, or make contact, with any of those pictured. To jog your memories - names include Leut Tony Ewens, CPO Roffey, Joe Jones, Steve Miles, 'Shorty' Brayshaw, Ian Garwood, 'Lucky' Baron, together with 15 or so others.
Contact: Ren (Sticks) Middleton R48048
03 6432 4198
Seeking Garry Gadeene (Goldie)
Seeking a long lost mate, we served together at HMAS Albatross 1968/69. Goldie departed Albatross to return to Geraldton WA. His rank at the time was NAAH.
Contact: Robin Bolton (BoB)
0414 723 775
Who has information on this ex RAN vessel ?
In WWII the RAN used ca. 70' wooden General Purpose Vessels and/or Survey vessels. They were built at Naval Shipyards, double-ended design constructed of double diagonal planked Jarrah. My boat RUAH was converted into a yacht with a schooner rig and had extensive refits done in the Brisbane area. A similar vessel Tallarook was built at the Greenpoint Naval Shipyard in Sydney. Please Google 'Tallarook' to find pictures. Greatly appreciate receiving any leads on RUAH.

Contact: Victor Nottelman
+678 7795171 (Vanuatu)
Ex SNRWRNMTD Glenda Graham
Seeking Glenda on behalf of my wife ex SNRWRN MTD Susan Teasdale. Last seen at HMAS Lonsdale, 1977. Believed maybe living south NSW. Any leads would be a great help.
Contact: Steve Houldsworth
0422 086 662
Seeking Ex-WRAN Denise (Denny) Sexton
Denny was originally from Albany WA. We served together at HMAS Harman in 1964/65. We lost contact after I was drafted to HMAS Parramatta.
Contact: Ian Ghea (Mark)
0414 605 851
Seeking John Barry Chisholm
John McFadden and Bill King are seeking their cousin, John Barry Chisholm. John saw Vietnam Service on HMAS Hobart during 1968. He served as Acting Leading Engineering Mechanic. It's been well over 60 years since Harry Chisholm's grandsons were all in touch. We would welcome contact.
Contact: John McFadden
02 6725 4082
RAN Service persons from 1967 - 1977
Seeking Ian Coopes R105731? RAN 24th Intake HMAS Leeuwin Collins Division, from Launceston Tasmania, air frames and engines Albatross 1969; Malcom Watterson Ex Stocker HMAS Stalwart, HMAS Advance patrol boats Darwin 1975; Pearce Coleman ORD/Seaman on HMAS Sydney 1970, believed to have ended up ABUC, originally from Canberra (EX JR); Ivan Maunder Stocker HMAS Diamantina swapped drafts to HMAS Torrens with Andrew (Noddy) Holden Stocker 1970.
Contact: Andrew Holden
0438 983 013
Seeking Tony Boon, Tactical Communications Branch
Last known to be a Highway Patrol Office in rural NSW. Home of departure into the Navy was Tasmania. Best Man at my first wedding and would like to simply say G'day.
Contact: Ross Gowers
0415 234 513


Seeking 37235 WO2 B L Le Sueur, Vietnam Veteran
He was born in Cohuna VIC in 1937. He Served in 1 RAR and the AATTV. Please contact A Tajic - c/o PO Box 2089, Claremont North, WA 6010. Please include a return address.
Contact: A Tajic
Seeking Pat Egan, Paul Roberts, Ron Perry
Seeking members 11 plt C Coy 18th NS intake Puckapunyal 1969 or any members C Coy knowing whereabouts of Pat Egan wounded 7 RAR Vietnam 1970, Paul 'Sam' Roberts and Ron Perry.
Contact: Mike Page
07 3341 4380
Seeking John Zaffino
In Vietnam 1969 - 70.
Contact: Lyn
0410 000 929
RAEME Singleton Workshops Platoon
Reunion definitely going ahead in March 2020. Please contact me asap re numbers attending.
Contact: Ray Scott
0413 161 139
Nominal Roll of 22PLT. E COY 1RTB SEPT- DEC 1965
Seeking members from my old recruit days.
Contact: Eric Leask, OAM
02 6059 8760
Pte John Holloway - KIA 26/10/69 SVN
Seeking to contact next of kin, friends or relatives of (Private) John Holloway, 2 Platoon A Company, 9th Battalion, killed in action on 26 October 1969. I visited John's parents when I returned from SVN in mid 1970. At that time they lived in a Melbourne suburb (?) As the 50th anniversary of John's death is fast approaching, it behoves me to try to contact any surviving members of John's kin, to extend and share my sympathies for their loss.
Contact: Michael Webb
0411 724 591
Seeking Sid Smeaton and Robert John Kennedy
I am a retired US Marine Corps Major who served in Vietnam for 3 years. During the Spring/Summer of 1965, I briefly served with 2 Australian Warrant Officers, Sid and Robert, at Binh Son District, Quang Ngai Province. On June 22, 1965, we were ambushed by a large VC force. Sid and Robert's previous experience helped us survive. I would like to make contact with them and learn about their subsequent careers and lives.
Contact: Major Kenneth R Updegrove USMC (Retired)
USA 970-856-1003
Australian Light Anti-Gas Respirator
Seeking information on the Respirator from WWII. Anything helps, be it documentation or simply personal experience with the mask. Also, if anyone happens to own this mask and wouldn't mind getting rid of it, please don't hesitate to contact me. Information that I currently have on the mask is available on my site here
Contact: Oscar McCarter
William Edgar Mills & James Mills - WW1
Looking for photos of brothers who went to France in WW1 - 2679 William Edgar Mills (KIA Belgium 13/6/1917) and 5757 James Mills. Both had their address, at enlistment, at Palm Avenue, Sandgate, Qld. A third brother Charles Ernest Mills also went. He was my Grandfather and I have his soldier photo, but his medals have been lost. Any info or help much appreciated
Contact: Danny Mills
0438 737 869
Mobile Advisory teams SVN 1968
Just wondering if Sgt. Kiwi Thurston, Pte. Sid McCloud and Pte Mike (forgot last name) are still alive. We were members of the Mobile Advisory team stationed at LO-GOM Popular Forces compound 1967-68. 28 January 2020 is the 52nd anniversary of our being blown out of our Rover just short of the compound. Hope all made it, as I could get no info in relation to the situation.
Contact: Mervyn Ryan (Pte Bob Ryan)
0408 650 256
Photos for history file
Seeking ex 88Tpt RAASC 1969-1970 attached 106 Field Workshop, Nui Dat. Seeking photos of members and vehicles, particularly Land Rover 172-433 for history file.
Contact: Alan Anderson
0459 380 843
CPP Team 17 Members Leon Whelan and Paul Mercer
Wheels and Merce, we are planning a 10 year team reunion in Brisbane for ANZAC Day 2020. Please let us know if you can attend, it would be great to see you.
Contact: Kev Beaumont
Seeking Pte Paul A Atley 3411955
Served in Sth Vietnam with the 7 Battalion from to 1967-68, and 4 Battalion in 1971. I last saw Paul when we were posted to Duntroon on Ground Staff.
Contact: Errol Moretti
0410 455 003
Seeking members of 101 Battery, 1 Field Regiment
54143 Clarence John WOOLHOUSE, 1200524 Victor William ROWE and John Alan Trevor BLACKMAN who all served with the Regiment in South Vietnam 1966/67. Please contact the 101 Bty Association.
Contact: Brian Collins
0407 162 620
5 RAR 2nd tour
Appreciate hearing from any members who served with Private H B (Brooke) Thomas, 3rd Platoon, A Company, 5 RAR from September 1969 until February 1970. If you have any stories or photos of my deceased mate, I would be very thankful.
Contact: Ken Williams
0438 210 299
Seeking Ray Hammerton (Sig Corps)
Ray, from WA, was in Vietnam 1971-72 with my husband (Alan).
Contact: Beryl Moloney
0447 257 515
The West Australian Battalion book
My friend is seeking this book written by Neville Browning (WA) produced about 2004. Unit history of the 44th in which her father and my father served. If anyone has a copy no longer needed I would be pleased to hear from them.
Contact: Robin Lyons
0408 077 736
1 SIG REGT Ingleburn 1963-1966
Seeking members.
Contact: Wally Bowman
0467 076 345
Service remembers all those who lost their lives to the Japanese in the battle for Malaya in February 1942, as POWs or in the years since. Venue, Shrine of Remembrance, Ann Street, Brisbane Sunday 16th February 2020 from 10.00 am. The half-hour wreath laying service remembers all who served including the nurses. Guest speaker, government and armed service representatives. Silk roses costing $3 available for personal tributes. Seating available. Service goes ahead irrespective of the weather.
0414 483 009
Seeking Peter Wilson 5RAR
My wife Helen (nee Woods) is looking for Peter who involved in medivac on helicopters in Vietnam in 1967 or 69. He was a nurse and a Minister with the Westland church in Melbourne. Peter's wife is Dianne and they have 3 children.
Contact: David Keating
0427 658 778 (call reverse charges)
60th Anniversary of THE RIP EXERCISE
On Sunday 16 February 2020, the 1st Commando Regiment Association along with members of the 41 Amphibious Platoon will be holding a Commemorative Service at Shortland Bluff Memorial Site Queenscliff to mark the 60th Anniversary of THE RIP EXERCISE which occured on 17 February 1960. It claimed the lives of WO2 George 'Taffy' Drakopoulos and Private Roger Frederick Wood of 2 Commando Company, Royal Australian Infantry and Private Edward Stanley Meyer of 41 Amphibious Platoon, Royal Australian Army Service Corps.
Contact: Winston Trood
Seeking Major Sylvia Baillie
Sylvia was in the Royal Australian Army Corps from the late 60s through 70s. During that time Sylvia was at Watsonia Army Barracks. She trained at Austin Hospital in 1963 and was in school 131. Bud and Jan would love to catch up with for a reunion.
Contact: Edith Heather Turner
0418 580 215
History of 1 Field Squadron Group, Royal Australian Engineers book
Wife of a Sapper from 2 Troop wishes to purchase a copy of this book by Colonel Brian Florence if anyone has a spare copy please.
Contact: Prudence Smith
0428 433 028
Ankle Fusion Advice
I served in SVN 1970/71 and wrecked both my ankles with a bad fall. Since then my ankle joints have deteriorated to the extent that my surgeon's advice is to have them fused. I would be most grateful to hear from anyone who has had a total fusion of both ankles. My concern being my mobility after the fusion has been done. Thank you in anticipation.
Contact: John Saunders
0418 368 880
Dedication WW1 Army Engineer Memorial - Amiens 8 Aug 2020
1st Field Squadron Group RAE are dedicating a Memorial in Amiens France. The Memorial is a Bailey Bridge across the Somme Canal. The 8/8/20 is the 102nd anniversary of the Battle of Amiens when Australian Sappers distinguished themselves like no other period in their history. Boronia Travel 1800 035 350 or have organised a tour in support of the Dedication. Come along and enjoy the company of the people of Amiens.
Contact: Lt Col John Pritchard RAE (Retd)
0411 107 445
Seeking information re: Peter Chitty
I would like to hear from any survivors of Changi prison who knew Corporal Leslie Allan 'Peter' Chitty of Corryong, Victoria.
Contact: Nigel Morris
0431 149 177

Air Force

Seeking Former 38 Squadron RAAF Members
Former members willing to be interviewed for a book on the history of the squadron can contact the author, Dave Burns, by email or at PO Box 7011, Tathra, NSW 2550. Members who served in Singapore/Malaya in the 1950s are particularly sought.
Contact: Dave Burns
FOUND Barry Charles Patrick Simpson
I had been looking for my dad for 40 years and I have finally found him. He is living in Denver, Colorado and we are in very regular contact. I would like to sincerely thank all those that helped find him.
Contact: John Simpson
0409 827 664
1st Security Guards Course participants
Seeking any old 'Dogies' from the 1st Security Guards Course held at RAAF Base Tottenham in 1962.
Contact: Peter Snell
08 9951 1686
Looking for past RAAF members of Edward Reid
Members who served with Edward 1958 - 1978, including Malaya and Hong Kong, please contact Ross at Bunbury RSL.
Contact: Ross Stewart
0438 215 826
Seeking Paul Ryan
Ex Avionics, Wagga around 1980-81. Married on base in 1980.
Contact: Gary Piper
0497 036 374
Seeking WO Paul Briot
A supplier that was part of the FRIP team, Malaysia 1988 and RAAF, Fairbairn there after. Lost touch after postings.
Contact: Len Callaghan
07 4723 2980
Seeking Ex RAAF BROWN possibly ERIC
Served in RAAF in the 1950's at Momote Airstrip, Manus Island PNG.
Contact: Ian Waterhouse
0403 439 213
RAAF No1 RTU Recruit Course 1050
Chasing any former members for a possible 50th reunion in 2020.
Contact: Steve Thomson
0405 122 646
Seeking Rick Peepall
Possibly serving in Victoria. May be a relative.
Contact: Geoff Peepall (Ex RAAF)
1546 & 1547 RAAF Training Squadrons 1980
I am seeking my old mates from 1546 & 1547 training squadrons, RAAF Edinburgh 1980 & Irish 1OSU 1981.
Contact: Rodney Furminger
0455 120 544
Hanging Suicide of LAC Clerk A SUPCOM St Kilda Rd latter part 1989
Would any RAAF member working at Support Command in St Kilda Rd in 1989 recall any details of the hanging suicide of a young LAC Clerk employed in the orderly room. The boss there at that time was a SQNLDR Clare ? and I was a SGT working in Recruiting. I am looking for anyone who can confirm my attendance - involvement in this incident. This would help me have a claim with DVA accepted.
Contact: Frank Wells
0419 575 822
Course at Wagga Wagga 1961
Where are you now? Drill Instructor mates Cliff Buckley 81 and youngster John Cameron 80 would like to know.
Contact: John Cameron
Seeking any photographs of John Worthington A54736
John was killed in Rouse Hill in 1956. Hoping there are any cadet photographs out there of him. He was my biological father and are seeking any info and photos of him.
Contact: Lance Pettit
0420 925 333
Trying to locate the below
Gary Cooling, Roger Tonkin, Donny Bax, Bernie Iser, Barry McLean, Bobby Otto, Wayne Stoddart, Wally Best, Ashley Dodsworth, Mal Olsen, Barbie Munt, Keith Steadman, Dave Fisher, Doug Grainger, Greg (Fang) Glasner, Kev Luck, Jim Etherson, Paul Argento, Darby Stevenson. Wanting to let them know about the Big Box Packers and Mushroom reunion on 25 July 2020.
Contact: Paul Noble
07 5679 8744 or 0411 401 776


Malaya Veterans
Did you serve in Malaya, Sabah, Sarawak, Singapore or East Timor, post WWII, with any Australian or Allied Armed Forces including 2/30 Bn RAR Rifle Company Butterworth? Sign on now with the National Malaya & Borneo Veterans Association Australia Inc. QLD 07 3396 6705, NSW/ACT 02 6258 8988, VIC 0414 238 698, TAS 03 6228 5034, SA/NT 08 8387 1672, WA 0414 238 698.
Contact: Owen Marshall, National President NMBVAA Inc
Royal Automobile Club Australia
The RACA has introduced Service membership which waives entrance fee of $250 and halves annual fee from $1,365 to $683, plus 1 week free membership 'try before you buy'. Valet parking at the Quay. Personal roadside service at no extra cost. Access to 200 overseas clubs. Ring the Club for more details on 8273 2300 or check out the website. Available to all ranks, tri-service, serving and ex-service.
Contact: J S Haynes
0418 961 479
Women of Force Conference
14 September 2019 MALANDA Far North Qld. For past and current serving female ADF personnel. Join us as we discuss the importance of empowering current serving ADF personnel and our veterans of today. The $20 registration fee includes access to the conference, a goodies bag, morning tea, lunch and dinner. To register, email your name and contact number to the below and also visit Women of Force Conference Facebook page.
Contact: Margaret
0448 315 641
Malaya/Malaysian Pilgrimage 2020
Expressions of Interest are invited from ex-service members who have served in SE Asia/Malaya/Malaysia, in joining the National Malaya & Borneo Veterans Association Australia for their annual commemoration services in Ipoh, Malaysia, in June 2020. Contact the Liaison Officer; Ian Holthouse on 0477 160 097 or Ken.
Contact: Ken McNeill
03 6383 4677
Vietnam War Films You Tube
These films, each about 5 minutes long, cover the best footage taken by 2Lt J B Neervoort 6RAR during 1969/70. Shot on Super8 with sounds captured on a cassette recorder in his pack. They have been uploaded to YouTube - Vietnam War Aussie Airstrike, Vietnam War Aussie Armour, Vietnam War Aussie Artillery, Vietnam War Aussie Hueys, Vietnam War Aussie Infantry, Vietnam War Aussie Navy, Vietnam War Aussie R&C Vung Tau.
Contact: John Neervoort
0414 278 621
Avenel (Victoria) RSL Sub-Branch 2020 ANZAC Day
Avenel RSL is seeking interest from families who have Avenel (Victoria) District born ancestors enlisted in WW1 and members of general pubic who wish to attend the Avenel RSL ANZAC DAY event on 25 April 2020. The 2020 year marks the 100th year since the WW1 monument was unveiled. Anyone with WW1 memorabilia/photographs that we could photograph and display at the event, or wishes to know more, are asked to contact Joyce White 03 5796 2398.
Contact: Helen Windsor-Ryley
0409 869 136
Photos of Australian Flag at war
The Australian Flag Society is seeking any photos of the Australian flag at war or of any other flags of the Anzac tradition.
Contact: Nigel Morris
0431 149 177
Operation Gold
Seeking any veteran who served on Operation Gold and took the Anthrax injection so that I can help another veteran with his claim with DVA. I can be contacted at our Pension Office at Noble Park RSL.
Contact: John Pilkington
03 9548 0755
Payneham RSL Veterans Well-being Centre Xmas Lunch
The Payneham RSL Veterans Well-being Centre in conjunction with the Payneham RSL Sub-Branch will be conducting its first annual Christmas Lunch for the Veteran Community of Adelaide as well as the wider community. It will be conducted at the Payneham RSL Sub-Branch from 1300 till 1500. Nil cost for this event. Please refer to our facebook page for further information
Contact: Scott Jeffrey
0400 920 186
Seeking any personnel who served in PNG 1940-75
The year 2020 marks the 80th anniversary of the formation of the Papuan Infantry Battalion (PIB). The PIB NGIB HQ PIR Association aims to honour and promote the military roles played by Papuan, New Guinean and Australian soldiers from 1940 to 1975 (PNG Independence) . Any personnel who served in that era are invited to become members of the Association and participate in commemorations, reunions and social interaction. More information is available at
Contact: Kevin Smith
07 3300 2346
Seeking Korean War Veterans
Seeking ex students who attended St Joseph’s College, Hunters Hill, Sydney and who participated in the Korean War (RAAF, RAN, Army and anyone who has been awarded Korean service medals). Consideration is being given to erect an Honour Board. This important message also goes to families of any deceased veteran.
Contact: Richard Barry
02 6792 3114
Honour Board - St Joseph's College, Sydney
Seeking Old Boys from St Joseph’s College (Joeys) Hunters Hill, Sydney who served overseas in various recognised conflicts (except Korea & Vietnam) since 1947 in a military or officially accepted civilian capacity plus Peacekeeping, United Nations & Australian Federal Police. Please send your name, rank, regimental number, unit, areas of service (discharge certificate) and years at Joeys to Richard, Vietnam Veteran or post to The Secretary, St Joseph’s College Old Boys Union, GPO Box 3340, Sydney NSW 2001.
Contact: Richard Barry
02 6792 3114